Landmark Technology filed three separate suits against Applied Industrial Technologies,Henry Schein and Polaris Industries alleging that the defendants’ websites infringe two patents related to exchanging electronic business data with trading partners for ordering and receiving goods. Landmark Technology has filed over 25 prior suits since September 2008 against over 80 defendants with online retail operations. According to the complaint, Landmark is the exclusive licensee of the patents-in-suit, both of which received re-examination certificates confirming the validity of all claims and allowing 22 additional claims. The named inventor on the patents-in-suit is Lawrence Lockwood, who appears to control Landmark Technology. 11/30, Eastern District of Texas, 6:2012cv00909, 6:2012cv00910, 6:2012cv00911.
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